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Nutritional Status in a Sample of Patients With β-Thalassemia Major

Lidoriki, I., Stavrou, G., Schizas, et al. Cureus14(8). (2022)

Patients suffering from thalassemia have decreased levels of lean body mass and an increased nutritional risk. The aim of this study was to assess the body composition and vitamin D levels of thalassemic patients in relation to nutritional risk.

AThe study concluded that adult patients with β-thalassemia major had low levels of vitamin D and altered body composition, presenting with increased adiposity, low levels of lean body mass, and high rates of sarcopenic obesity. Timely detection of patients at risk could lead to the prioritization of patients who could benefit from nutritional interventions.

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